Project Manager/Business Analyst

  • Dependent on experience
  • London, England, United Kingdom
  • Permanent, Full time
  • Tradition
  • 19 Feb 19

Tradition is the interdealer broking arm of Compagnie Financière Tradition and one of the world's largest interdealer brokers in over-the-counter financial and commodity related products. CFT is represented in over 28 countries, employing over 2,500 people.

Tradition is currently seeking to appoint a Project Manager/Business Analyst to be based within the London office.

Main responsibilities within the Project Manager/Business Analyst position include:

Working as part of the Tradition Project & Programme Management Office responsible for managing a large portfolio of projects across the Tradition Group, a dynamic hands on Project Manager with strong Business Analysis skills is required to join the team within London. As one of the key project leads within London, the candidate will be responsible for leading the delivery of various projects across the trading estate. Responsibilities will cover the full SDLC, from requirement/gap analyses, development/QA, deployment and operational transition.

As a dynamic and evolving business, the successful candidate will need to demonstrate an appetite for working across multiple functional/business areas and technologies, as well as be comfortable working with teams that use different delivery methodologies (waterfall and/or agile development, standard project management methodologies etc). The ability to work with Brokers, Traders, Product, Compliance and Legal specialists will also be necessary.

The role will require strong analytical skills to elicit, analyse, specify, and validate the requirements/needs of project stakeholders, be they customers, end users or technical operational teams. The successful candidate must be able to demonstrate they have a flexible yet high quality focused approach to requirements analysis in a financial trading and processing environment where priorities can change at short notice.

Project/Programme Management responsibilities will include managing the standard project lifecycle phases (initiation, planning, execution and closeout) according to strict deadlines and within budget. This will include working with the Business, Development Leads, CTOs and the relevant functional team leads to acquire resources, plan the projects and coordinate the efforts of team members and third-party contractors (or consultants) in order to deliver projects according to plan. The Project Manager will also define the project’s objectives and oversee quality control throughout its life cycle. The Project Manager will be responsible for managing the interface and relationship with the relevant project customers/stakeholders.

Key skills, experience and competencies required to be successful in this role:

The ideal candidate will have extensive project management and business analysis experience delivering trading technology solutions to the front and back office functions, ideally in OTC markets.

In addition to this, the candidate should also demonstrate the following:

Experience and knowledge of electronic trading across a broad range of asset classes (ideally OTC) as well as experience of working with established Exchanges, Clearing Houses, Market Data Vendors, 3rd Party Infrastructure Service Providers and Regulators
Broad product understanding of various OTC financial instruments (Rates, Fixed Income, FX, Credit, Commodities and Equities)
In depth FIX Protocol knowledge – ideally gained from the successful delivery of a number of systems integration projects across various electronic trading domains (real-time trading / post trade / STP etc).
Good understanding of data mapping/modeling approaches to assist with systems integration planning
Ideally but not necessary an understanding of the Inter Dealer Broker market.
Working knowledge of MiFID II regulations. Knowledge of SEF a bonus.
High PM methodology standards but ability to adapt to a dynamic business environment
Strong analytical skills
Solid experience in solution design, SDLC and testing methodologies
Experience transitioning a project delivery into operational support teams / processes
Evidence of delivering high quality system requirements documents, use cases and system design specifications
Experience of defining test strategies and test acceptance processes
Experience in project planning, project monitoring and control
Excellent written and verbal communication skills and able to deliver informative and well-structured presentations to a variety of audiences
Knowledge of various OTC financial instruments
PMI, IIBA or BCS/ISEB professional certifications beneficial
Project Management/Business Analysis experience in a financial services/trading environment